One of the after-school activities available to VVA students is Taekwondo, the Korean form of martial arts. VVA is privileged to have a second-degree black belt, Master Aimable, working with our students to develop their physical and mental skills in Taekwondo. Taekwondo focuses not only on the development of strength, flexibility, speed, and fitness, but also contributes to the development of memory, focus, and self-control. All of these skills are necessary parts of developing holistic health, something we believe in as a school.
Taekwondo is an additional activity that builds upon the foundation of health and fitness that we are developing through active outside playtime in Preschool and through weekly Physical Education classes for our Primary and Secondary students. Recently one of our students, Aidan Miller, participated in the Ambassador’s Cup Taekwondo tournament in Kigali where athletes from 5 countries competed. Aidan is now preparing for the Rwandan National Championships, which will take place later this year. If you are interested in learning more about what Taekwondo is like, stop by any Monday afternoon on the VVA front terrace from 4:00-5:30 to see a class in progress!
~ Matthew Miller